ESTRIBACIÓNES SOMBROSAS- SHADOWY FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA MADRES – YELAPA 

It had been weeks since we had gone on a panga outing in Banderas Bay and weeks since we had seen any rain.   The day was clear and blue and an escape from the heat.  Daily temperatures hovering just under 90 degrees with 70% humidity.

COLINAS CAFÉS POR FALTA DE LLUVIA

Although we motored out towards the Marietas for an hour, our only encounters with wildlife were two Olive Ridley turtles.  Tumbling down to the gorgeous coastline,  the shadowy foothills of the Sierra Madres show large patches of brown for lack of rain.  June is normally the beginning of the rainy season.  On Wednesday afternoon, there were a couple of rumbles of thunder, a blink of lightning and a very light rainfall. Late Thursday night, another brief rain, but enough of it for rivers to carry soil and sediment (and ranch manure) from the foothills into the bay.   When this
happens, there is a large brown smear on the
water at the mouth of the rivers.  Not a good time to swim at those locations.

After most of these bay excursions, we purchase fresh ceviche and slices of homemade coconut pie at a small stand near the entrance to the beach.  Next to it is a simple, small open-air restaurant where one can enjoy delicious, freshly caught fish.  The restaurants with umbrellas on the sand aren´t frequented much by locals and have fancier prices.

CEVICHE, PESCADO A LA PARILLA Y PIES PARA COMER EN BOCA DE TOMATLÁN

Tens of thousands of animal species are at risk for extinction.  The photographs of dead whales filled with plastic and starving polar bears sitting on small chunks of ice are heartbreaking.  The dichotomy in Mexico and many other countries is extreme overpopulation of cats and dogs.  Preventing these births reduces their suffering and the decimation of wildlife.

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CLÍNICA EN COLONIA INFONAVIT

COLONIA INFONAVIT:  Very easy to get to – a straight drive north until just before reaching the municipality of Pitillal, and then a turn right at Macro Plaza.  Total driving time – about 20 minutes from centro.  We have visited this quiet, paved and cobbled colonia a few times.  The clinic always takes place in the empty white and orange police station across from a dusty sports field.  The officer on duty didn´t want his picture taken.

UNA SEÑORITA TRAJO SU CONEJO PARA ESTERILIZAR EN COL. INFONAFIT – PET MALE RABBIT

Sterilizations at PEACEAnimals clinics are occasionally done for other animals besides cats and dogs.  Recently the vets sterilized a couple of guinea pigs, and occasionally pet rabbits, possoms and raccoons are brought to the clinics.  All these animals are required to be male.

CONEJO MACHO RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA – INFONAVIT – foto: Angele Kelleher, voluntaria

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  On hold until schools back in session.

COLONIA INFONAVIT

STERILIZATIONS AT COL. INFONAVIT – JUNE 19-22:

FEMALE DOGS – 32; MALE DOGS – 9; FEMALE CATS – 72; MALE CATS – 42

INFONAVIT

TOTAL: 155!  PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 3 fetuses and 1 cat with 4 fetuses.

DONATIONS AT COLONIA INFONAVIT:   820 PESOS

The Infonavit and el Porvenir clinics was underwritten by the anonymous and generous donation of $10,000 USD, which pays for 5.56 PEACEAnimals clinics. These were the fourth and fifth. 

EL PORVENIR,  a small town in the neighboring state of Nayarit, is a 45 minute drive northeast of centro Vallarta.
The land is mostly scrub and the homes are very simple ones, mostly one-story cement or cinder block.  The clinic took place in the large patio of a two-story, terra cotta colored house.   I arrived at 8:30 on Wednesday morning, our first clinic day, and was told by a volunteer that some pet owners had arrived as early as 5:30 AM.

CALLEJERO SANGRANDO POR  TENER SARNA

CALLEJERO AMIGABLE Y FLACO – EL PORVENIR

One pet owner had brought in three pretty tan and white female puppies and their mama.  He planned to bring the three male puppies the next morning.  A friendly, skinny brown Pit Bull- mix lingered in front of the clinic.  His back was bloody from mange and because no one at the clinic was from el Porvenir, there was no help for him.  He would have needed a month of shots for the mange, and if only just neutered, would have been in a “half-drunken” state for several hours after anesthesia and unable to defend himself from vehicles and other dogs. This sweet dog, if not rescued, is doomed.  We always see homeless street dogs and it´s always sad.  The homeless cats number in the thousands and they are seen mostly at night, when they´re searching for food at garbage pick-up locations.

MIÉRCOLES EN EL PORVENIR – 3 HEMBRAS Y SU MAMÁ.  LOS 3 MACHOS IBAN A LLEGAR JUEVES

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL PORVENIR JUNE 26-29:

MALE DOGS: 12, FEMALE DOGS:  71; MALE CATS – 14; FEMALE CATS – 45  TOTAL:  142!

PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR:

2 CATS WITH 5 FETUSES EACH, 1 DOG WITH 4 FETUSES

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN EL PORVENIR:  1,620 PESOS

NIÑOS CON LIBRITOS DE COLOREAR DE PEACEANIMALS – PEACEANIMALS  EDUCATIONAL
COLORING BOOKS – EL PORVENIR

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Benevity – from Irma Gaeta via Macy´s Giving Plan – $3.88 USD
Christine Kubota – $100 USD (earmarked for Volcanes clinic)
Lilka Jones – $17 USD (monthly)

In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.

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CLÍNICA EN EL PORVENIR


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

JULIO – 3-6 -Ixtapa – calle Canario 410, Villas Ixtapa (cerca de los Tamarindos)

10-13 – las Varas, Nayarit – calle Vera Cruz entre Hidalgo y Juan Escutia

17-20 – Puerto Vallarta – col. la Floresta- calle Angel Robles # 281 – en la Hacienda las Mexicanas

24-27 -Tomatlán – Cabo Corrientes – salon de usos múltiples Abel Salgado Velasco – avenida Revolución (si número) esquina Chapultepec frente a la espalda.

AGOSTO

SEPTIEMBRE

11-14 – ¿Restaurante El Arrayán- Allende 44, colonia el centro?

PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE, THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690
 FOTOS/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE
  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);   OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER – (322) 293-3690

 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955  PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  – LLAME  A LA POLICA – 911 – 

Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE – o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690



LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/

PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR OUR VET TEAM.  has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week. has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day –  4 days a week. 

Extra person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise when you would like to donate.  DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.   FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS en PUERTO VALLARTA.  Siempre tenemos en Nayarit.
 PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher – Coordinadora – [email protected]
                                                          http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

         

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS in Puerto Vallarta.  Clinics in the state of Nayarit are always fully staffed with volunteers.  Please contact Angela Keller, coordinator – [email protected], or just drop by.  
FOR INFORMATION:   http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
  

ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.

CLÍNICA EN EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT

$$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD.  PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST,  OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.


PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer [email protected]
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007
PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM – EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
 Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $1,800 US AND MORE:  
            

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
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